You may be entitled to receive benefits under this class action settlement.
This website summarizes the proposed settlement reached in a lawsuit entitled Benedetto, et al v. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, No. 2102-01425 pending in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas (“Lawsuit”). For the precise terms and conditions of the settlement, please see the Settlement Agreement and other court documents available on the Important Documents page or you may Contact the Settlement Administrator.
PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE COURT OR THE COURT CLERK’S OFFICE TO
INQUIRE ABOUT THIS SETTLEMENT OR THE CLAIM PROCESS.
- The lawsuit alleges that on or about August 10, 2020, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (“SEPTA”) was the target of a cybersecurity incident resulting in the potential disclosure of personal information and protected health information of SEPTA employees (“Data Security Incident”). SEPTA maintains that it had meritorious defenses, and it was prepared to vigorously defend the lawsuit. The settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing or an indication that SEPTA has violated any laws, but rather the resolution of disputed claims.
- If you received a Notice, you have been identified as a Settlement Class Member. More specifically, you are a Settlement Class Member because you have been identified by the Settlement Administrator as an individual who received notice from SEPTA in August 2020 or November 2022 regarding information that was potentially compromised in the Data Security Incident.
- The Settlement provides that Settlement Class Members are eligible for one year of credit monitoring with Equifax by submitting the Claim Form by July 17, 2023 and following the additional enrollment instructions to activate the plan as instructed.
- The Settlement also provides that Settlement Class Members may seek reimbursement of up to $1,000 for documented Economic Losses Settlement Class Members suffered as a result of the Data Security Incident that have not been already reimbursed by another third party. In the alternative, Settlement Class Members may seek reimbursement of up to four (4) hours of Lost Time at $25.00/hour. To be eligible for reimbursement, you must submit sufficient evidence of your economic loss and/or satisfy additional requirements. The deadline to submit a claim is July 17, 2023.
|Your Legal Rights and Options in This Lawsuit:
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
DEADLINE: JULY 17, 2023
This is the only way for Settlement Class Members to enroll in the Settlement Offering paid for by SEPTA. By failing to follow the procedure to exclude yourself from the settlement, you will give up the right to sue SEPTA in a separate lawsuit about the claims this Settlement resolves whether you submit a claim form or not.
|CLAIM FORMS DEADLINE: SUBMIT ONE OR MORE
This is the only way for Settlement Class Members to request the one year of credit monitoring, reimbursement of economic losses or reimbursement of lost time related to the Data Breach. By failing to follow the procedure to exclude yourself from the settlement, you will give up the right to sue SEPTA in a separate lawsuit about the claims this Settlement resolves whether you submit a claim form or not.
Unless you exclude yourself, you are automatically part of this Settlement. If you are a Settlement Class Member and do not submit an Claim Form or a Reimbursement Form, you will not receive anything from the settlement, and you will still give up the right to sue, continue to sue, or be part of another lawsuit against SEPTA about the legal claims resolved by this Settlement.
DEADLINE: JUNE 16, 2023
You will not receive any benefits from the Settlement, but you will not be bound by the terms of the Settlement, if approved by the Court.
DEADLINE: JUNE 16, 2023
If you do not exclude yourself from the Settlement Class, you may object to the Settlement or to Class Counsel’s or the Class Representatives’ requests for Class Counsel fees or Service Awards, respectively.
|GO TO A HEARING ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2023
You may object to the Settlement and ask the Court for permission to speak at the Fairness Hearing about your objection.
- These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained further in the Notice.
- The Court still must decide whether to approve the Settlement. No benefits will be provided, or payments made until after the Court grants final approval of the Settlement and all appeals, if any, are resolved.